Latest heart-lung transplant Stories

2008-10-15 12:00:33

The afternoon Elizabeth Craze was born 26 years ago, her parents held their breath. "She is perfect," the doctor told them. But within four months, Elizabeth, like the four siblings before her, would be diagnosed with heart failure. Three had already died in infancy. The fourth, her older brother Andrew, would be diagnosed shortly after Elizabeth. It was thought to be a death sentence. "I thought I would go absolutely insane," said her mother, Susan Craze. This was still the...

2008-08-27 09:01:27

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The first child in the United States to receive a heart-double lung-liver transplant is marking the 10th year anniversary of his history-making procedure at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Brendon Ednie was 2 years old when he underwent the quadruple-organ transplant at Children's Hospital on Aug. 21, 1998. A team of transplant surgeons began his surgery at 10:30 a.m. and finished 20 hours later. Now 12, Brendon lives in South Daytona, Fla.,...

2008-08-23 03:00:12

By Leimig, Renata Gower, Gayle; Thompson, Denise A; Winsett, Rebecca P Context-Telehealth technology serves individuals who live in geographical areas that prohibit easy access to specialized health care and can provide transplant recipients with access to transplant center personnel for adjunctive follow-up care. Objective-To compare infection, rejection, and hospitalization events in subjects randomized to telehealth or to standard posttransplant care. Study Design, Study Participants,...

2007-03-14 09:01:20

By Jamie Talan, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Mar. 14--Christina Cowan was one of 2,809 patients across the country waiting for a pair of donor lungs on the nation's growing transplant list. Last week, the 16-year-old Massapequa teenager died after a five-month wait. Yesterday at her funeral, family and friends recalled a spunky, outgoing, stubborn, compassionate girl who lived life without much compromise to cystic fibrosis. "Her life was inspiring for a lot of people," said Jeffry Wells,...

2006-12-12 12:01:18

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, has received approval from the Department of Health and Senior Services to establish the State's only lung transplantation service. The service is expected to begin operation mid-2007. The letter of approval, signed by Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D., Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, states that patients who undergo lung transplantation are managed similarly...

2006-02-10 16:53:20

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Norman Shumway, who performed the first U.S. heart transplant, died on Friday a day after his 83rd birthday from complications related to cancer, Stanford University said. South African Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human heart transplant in Cape Town in December 1967, but the patient lived for only 18 days. Shumway undertook the first U.S. heart transplant in a 54-year-old steelworker just a few weeks later in 1968. His...

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Study objectives: We sought to assess the outcomes of COPD lung transplant recipients who had previously undergone lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and to compare these patients to those COPD lung recipients who had not previously undergone LVRS. Design: Retrospective analysis of the United Network for Organ Sharing transplant database over the period between October 25, 1999, and December 31, 2002. Patients: All COPD patients who were listed and underwent transplantation during the...

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
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